Lifelong Learning Program

2017 Courses & Registration Information

Mission Statement

StudentsThe College of Liberal Arts will begin a new outreach effort with the Lifelong Learning program in May 2015. Adults 50 and older will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge by taking noncredit classes, without tests and homework. The program will be a comfortable learning experience for those who want to learn more about their community, state, nation, and world. All this in an informal, stimulating environment and easily accessible location. While many seniors are still interested in learning and staying aware of topics in the news, this program’s goal is to meet and exceed expectations of those attending.

Instructor Biographies

Dr. Tanya Peres-Lemons received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2001. She is an associate professor and director of the anthropology program. Peres-Lemons worked at the University of Kentucky as a project director, zoo archaeologist, and assistant director for archaeological research for several years before coming to MTSU in 2005. She enjoys teaching and mentoring students, and she directs the MTSU/Rutherford County Archaeology Research Program.

Dr. Fred P. Colvin, professor emeritus, joined the History Department in 1969, teaching European history. He served as Faculty Senate president and director of graduate studies in the History Department. He later developed and taught courses in Canadian history, the history of American sport, and Tennessee history.

Class Information

The Lifelong Learning program will take place on Mondays in May 2015, and there will be two classes per day. The theme for 2015 is “Getting to Know Your Tennessee.” MTSU Professor Emeritus Fred P. Colvin will be teaching Tennessee history and MTSU Associate Professor Tanya Peres-Lemons will teach Tennessee archaeology. The cost is only $20 per course; come join us!

Contact Information

If you are interested in this new opportunity, contact Connie Huddleston at (615) 494-7628 or

Common Questions

  1. How do I register?
    Call 494-7628 or 904-8198.

  2. What is the cost of a course?
    Each course will cost $20, and there will be four classes per course meeting Mondays in May.

  3. Where will classes be held?
    Sam Ingram Building, MT Center (Middle Tennessee Boulevard).

  4. Where should I park?
    Park in the lot at the front of the Ingram Building.

  5. Will there be tests, homework, quizzes?
    Absolutely not

  6. What are the times for each course?
    6 9:00–10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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